Faith Comes from God

28 Therefore they said to Him, “What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God? John 6:28 (NASB)

Genuine Christians will be very interested in getting the answer to the question posed to Jesus from John 6:28. If a professing Christian is not interested in that answer then there’s a problem. On the other hand, there are many professing Christians who have answered that question without reading Jesus’ response to it. Instead, they have jumped head foremost into “religous” work that they believe pleases God and is earning them bonus points in eternity. Their “works” may look good to most people, including non-Christians, but are they what Jesus tells us are the genuine works of God? Let’s look at this passage in context. View article →

Beth Moore Makes Habit of Using Acronyms For Cuss Words, Rebukes Her ‘Self-Promoting’ ‘Fellow Leaders’

“There is no doubt that she has defended her Queendom like no other in modern history when it comes to her status and notoriety among her peers.” 

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  Beth Moore loves attention. A lot. Beth Moore is the Southern Baptist darling who single-handedly led a movement to take down a long-standing leader of the Southern Baptist conservative resurgence and seminary leader, Paige Patterson, all in the name of feminism, intersectionality, and general all-round wokeness. Continue reading

LGBT Activists Seek to Destroy Christianity

“The evil implications are mind-boggling.  Explicitly Christian institutions will be forced to service acts they find sinful or be driven out of business.  Imagine Christian schools being forced to offer bathrooms of choice where everyone gets to decide his preferred sex.  Imagine Christian teachers being forced to teach and accept dozens of “gender identifications” in their classrooms within a Christian school.”

(Fletch Daniels – American Thinker)  Quarterback Drew Brees came under brutal attack last week for having the audacity to appear in a video encouraging Christian students to bring Bibles to school. Continue reading

Pete Buttigieg’s ‘Brother-in-Law’ Says Candidate Has ‘Manipulated’ the Bible, Calls on Him to Repent

“If we’re going to say we’re for all people and we love all people, but we don’t value human life in the womb, that’s being a hypocrite. You’re hypocritical if you don’t stand up for all life. So that’s why I’m speaking out.”

(Heather Clark – Christian News)  Rhyan Glezman, an evangelical pastor who is also the “brother-in-law” of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, has been speaking out after Buttigieg recently used the Bible to support his views in favor of abortion “rights,” suggesting that the Scriptures can be read by some to say that life doesn’t begin until one takes their first breath. Continue reading

Falwell Jr. says FBI to investigate ‘criminal conspiracy’ at Liberty University

“Falwell Jr. told Hill.TV that he believes the leak of internal emails was the result of a failed effort among former board of director members to oust him from control.’ 

(The Hill)  Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. told Hill.TV on Tuesday that he has begun sharing information with the FBI in what he alleged was a criminal conspiracy against him by former board members at the school.

Falwell said in an exclusive interview that in the coming days the FBI will review university documents at the Lynchburg, Va., campus…. Continue reading

There is only one gospel

8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! 10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ. Galatians 1:8-12 (NASB) (Read verses 11-12 on the site) 

With all of the “inside job” attacks on the gospel going on right now in the visible church I have decided to take a closer look at the Biblical gospel, what it is and what it isn’t. Some say that we must make our interpretation of the gospel very loose because “no one can know everything about it, therefore, we must be tolerant of other’s views of salvation because the gospel is inherently unknowable.”… Continue reading

Jesus Culture New Hit Calls the Lord an Uncontrollable, Voracious, Wolfish and Greedy God

This is criminal from a theological standpoint. God is NOT, I repeat NOT jealous for your attention. God is not longing for your affection. He can get by just fine without you. These are the kind of lyrics that would make Steven Furtick blush in their narcissism. God does NOT call you beloved. He calls the collective church His beloved. The sloppy agape experiential crowd often makes this conflation. 

(Anthony Wade – 8:28 Ministries) Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire. — Hebrews 12:28-29 (ESV)

Words have meanings. As a former English teacher and current writer, words have power. Not the false power word faith adherents attest to but real power. When it comes to worship, our theology often seems worse than what we see from the pulpits…. Continue reading

How Should Sanctification Affect the Tongue?

“With man, taming the tongue is an impossible task indeed. However, with God, nothing is impossible. Even the tongue can be tamed by the work of the Spirit in sanctification. In Romans 8, Paul contrasted the life that is controlled by the flesh versus the life controlled by the Spirit. One leads to death while the other leads to life and peace. One is lawless while the other is submissive to God’s law (Rom. 8:2-8).”

(Josh Buice – Delivered By Grace)  Edward Hall, born January 15 1988, is a former professional strongman—known for his world record deadlift of 1,102 lbs in the 2016 World’s Strongest Man competition…. Continue reading

Gay ‘Christian’ Journalist, Jonathan Merritt, Leaves Evangelical Faith

No doubt, Merritt will be seeking a faux-Christianity in one of the liberal non-evangelical denominations, like the progressive Episcopalian Church. This is where pro-LGBT apostates seem to find a home when they announce their departure from authentic Christianity. After Jen Hatmaker announced her support for sodomy and gay marriage, she joined the Episcopal Church (Beth Moore congratulated her for leaving and being baptized by a famously pro-gay bishop).

(Pulpit & Pen)  A prominent gay ‘Christian’ journalist and son of former a SBC president, Jonathan Merritt, announced his apostasy on Twitter over the weekend. Merritt joins Joshua Harris, Marty Sampson, and a string of others who have renounced their Christian faith over the last few weeks. Continue reading

‘Babies Are Gross’: People Sign Petition to Protect Unborn Eagles, Refuse Petition to Protect Unborn Babies

“I think anyone can make their own decision about their body,” another asserted who had just signed the eagle egg petition. “Babies are gross. … You know what it does to your body? You’re not a woman, so you have no idea.”

(Heather Clark – Christian News)  In a video posted online on Wednesday, PragerU’s Will Witt took to Echo Park in Los Angeles to ask the public to sign a petition to protect unborn eagles, followed by another petition seeking the protection of unborn humans. While potential signees were eager to support the eagle petition, they immediately refused to sign the petition to stop the killing of babies. Continue reading

The Law of Liberty

15 To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. Titus 1:15 (NASB) 

I am constantly amazed at the diversity I witness in the believers who interact with this ministry. This, of course, displays Christ’s power to bring together in unity dissimilar people from every place on this planet and from all walks of life. Part of our sanctification is dealing with our unredeemed flesh. God uses it to humble as well as teach us to fight the good fight…. Continue reading

Poll: 73% Of Republican College Students Have Kept Quiet In Class Out Of Fear Of Backlash

The question asked: “Have you ever withheld your political views in class for fear that your grades would suffer?” Seventy-three percent of students who identity as “strong Republican” reported that they had, while 71 percent of students who identify as “weak Republican” said yes. 

(Timothy Meades – Townhall)   We know from Young America’s Foundation that Generation Z is very confused about socialism, capitalism, and the American way of life. We also learned from YAF that America’s college and high school students across the political spectrum have held back their real opinions out of fear they would offend a friend…. Continue reading

‘Open Borders, Inc: Who’s Funding America’s Destruction?’

On the southern border of Mexico in Chiapas, the city of Tapachula is the first entry point for Central Americans headed to the U.S. There, the Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center provides “comprehensive support” to illegal alien travelers, including legal consultations, monitoring detention centers, and offering “online resources, art and social activities, job training, and basic social services to migrants.”…

(Breitbart)  The following is an exclusive excerpt from Michelle Malkin’s new book, Open Borders, Inc: Who’s Funding America’s Destruction?, available Tuesday, September 10. Continue reading

Taking Up Your Cross and Following Jesus

11 It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; 12 If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us; 13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. 2 Timothy 2:11-13 (NASB) 

My favorite book outside of the Bible is John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. Bunyan, a Puritan, spent seven years in prison because he was a preacher, but a nonconformist in the eyes of the Anglican Church…. Continue reading

Hell Is Unending Judgment

24 “Then they will go forth and look On the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm will not die And their fire will not be quenched; And they will be an abhorrence to all mankind.” Isaiah 66:24 (NASB) 

Those who espouse Christian Universalism as the true model of God’s Redemption plan for man, must ignore most of Sacred Scripture as well as misinterpret their so-called “proof texts” in order to make their suppositions. The Bible makes it very clear that those Universalist teachings are heretical. Continue reading

Southern Baptist Pastor wants foreign governments to hack 2020 election to defeat Donald Trump

Prominent SBC pastor and TGC contributor Thabiti Anyabwile

On Twitter, he declared his aversion to Trump and willingness to vote for Hillary Clinton. He tweeted, “Let the hate begin. But if choice is between Clinton and Trump, I’m voting Clinton. I’ll go back to not voting when this man is defeated!”

(Capstone Report)  A prominent Southern Baptist Pastor tweeted his desire that foreign governments meddle in the 2020 US Presidential election. The goal? Defeat Donald Trump.

“If I were the head of state for an American ally, I would be working to convince other American allies to work together to hack the next election to choose for the US a normal president so we could return things to normal. The world can’t afford more of this,” SBC pastor Thabiti Anyabwile tweeted. Continue reading

The Left’s determination to destroy us from within

Governor Newsom of California has reached into the gutter for a new and obscene low.  So dishonorable is this man that he signed into law a bill that “struck down a more than century-old law that required any able-bodied persons 18 years of age or older to assist a police officer who requested help during an arrest.”  San Francisco, Newsom’s former mayoral gig, just named the NRA a terrorist organization.

(Patricia McCarthy – American Thinker)  How deranged and thoroughly despicable are the California and national Left?  How depraved is Governor Newsom?  They and he are a collective blight on the nation…. Continue reading

ACLU Targets Republican For Refusing To Host Drag Queen Performers With Down Syndrome

“I have been called a bigot, an ableist, a homophobe and a transphobe. I fundamentally don’t understand how someone can take my very good faith concern about the potential for exploitation and spin that into discriminating against people with a disability.”

(Amanda Prestigiacomo – Daily Wire)  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a complaint against congressional Republican candidate Peter Meijer, 31, for refusing to host a drag queen performance at a venue he owns from a group of performers with Down syndrome dubbed “Drag Syndrome.” Continue reading

The New Christian Enneagram Trend: Helpful Tool or Godless Wisdom?

The Enneagram came from George Gurdjieff, a mystic who claimed to have learned it from “the Sufis (a mystical spin-off sect of Islam).” So clearly, this “Christian trend” is not based in sound biblical teaching. Thus, no matter how CharismaNews (a site we do not recommend) couches it, the Enneagram isn’t a helpful tool for the Christian. The fact of the matter is that it is an occult tool….a tool of the devil. Any professing believer who’s involved in this practice is going against God.

All you need to know to understand how bad the Ennegram is, is that Catholic contemplative Franciscan Friar Richard Rohr, who wrote that “sins are fixations that prevent the energy of life, God’s love, from flowing freely,” bears most of the responsibility for introducing the Enneagram to the (undiscerning) Christian community in his book “The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective” in 1990. Continue reading

Parent Love and Grandparent Love

“Based on what I have found in the Bible, based on what I’ve observed in the lives of Christians, and based on a number of grandparents I’ve spoken to, I believe it’s one of influence—of spiritual influence.”

(Tim Challies)  It’s probably a reflection of my age and stage of life that I find myself thinking more and more about grandparents and grandparenting. In as much as I can read the future, I’m not particularly close to being one myself, but I’m the kind of person who likes to be prepared—to think about future realities so I can be ready if and when they come…. Continue reading

If I Share The Gospel, I Might Ruin Our Relationship

I know that every situation is different and that it takes a lot of wisdom, but generally speaking, I think that Christians wait too long to share the Gospel with loved ones. I want to encourage you to consider the following points to see if these are reasons why you haven’t pulled the trigger yet, and if they are, I encourage you to overcome your fear and to obey Christ by sharing Him with your friend.

(Jordan Standridge – The Cripplegate)  We all know people who don’t know Christ.

Sadly, most Christians know people whom they’ve never told about Christ.

One of the main reasons why many people don’t share the Gospel is because they are afraid that if they do, they will ruin their relationship with that person. Continue reading

Have Christians Lost the Art of Biblical Discernment? (Reprise)

FLASHBACK FRIDAY

This article by CRN managing editor Marsha West was first published January 24, 2017. 

What exactly is discernment? It means “to distinguish, to separate out by diligent search, to examine.”

Search…examine… “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness,  examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” (Acts 17:11, emphasis added) The Berean Christians didn’t take Paul’s word for anything. They listened to his teaching and then they went to the scriptures to see if what he taught was true.  Because the Bereans checked Paul’s teaching against Scripture, he commended them saying that they were “more noble than those in Thessalonica.” Continue reading

God’s Righteous Judgment

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. Romans 1:18-20 (NASB) 

It seems that the default theology of Man is “Justification by Death.” Justification is a legal term where a person is declared “not guilty” by a judge. No one seems to have a problem with the concept of all people being sinners…. Continue reading